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Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD

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Background on Solid State Drives

Solid-state drives (SSDs) store data electrically, rather than on magnetic disks like traditional hard drives (HDDs). This means there is virtually no delay when seeking a specific bit of data, and there is no physical limitation to how fast reading and writing of data can happen. Instead, the limits come down to the controller inside the drive, the speed at which the individual flash memory chips can transfer information, and the connection between the drive and the rest of the computer.

These drives are available in many physical forms: 2.5-inch (similar in size to laptop HDDs), PCI-Express (which slot into a system like a graphics card), and M.2 "sticks". The more traditionally shaped drives usually connect to motherboards via SATA, just like hard drives do, and that connection itself tends to be the limiting factor in their performance. M.2 drives can use either SATA or the much faster PCI-Express connection, depending on the drive itself and the motherboard it is installed in. There are also U.2 drives, which are close in size to the 2.5-inch models but use a much faster data connection; they are found more often in servers and datacenters than in desktop workstations.

Christopher Crader (Customer Support)
Christopher Crader (Customer Support) Says:
I love the SSDs. Prices are getting better, the performance is excellent, and they're incredibly reliable! One of the common worries I get from folks is that they'll wear out quickly. We've been carrying them for about seven years and our failure rates on these have been well below that of our platter drives. On top of that, the theoretical lifespan of these drives is something along the lines of 15-20 years (or more) with typical use. It's just not something I worry about with SSDs anymore.

Samsung's 860 EVO line of mainstream solid-state drives are affordable but high-quality SSDs designed to cover the needs of most computer users. They use a SATA III 6Gbps data connection, and are available in multiple capacities and form factors. This 1TB model has sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s with write speeds up to 520MB/s, right in line with the maximum theoretical speeds for SATA III, and a traditional 2.5" drive form factor.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead) Says:
This is Samsung's "mainstream" class of SSD, and comes with a 5-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty from Samsung.
Model: Samsung MZ-76E1T0E

Capacity  1000 GB
Interface  SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor  2.5 Inch
Idle Noise  0 dB
Endurance (TBW)  600 TBW
Peak Power Draw  4.0 Watts
Sequential Read  550 MB/s
Sequential Write  520 MB/s
Random 4KB Read  98,000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write  90,000 IOPS


5 years or 600 TBW

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